HEKTORAMA

 

HEKTORAMA THEMES

 

 

ART IN MEDICINE

 

 

HISTORY OF MEDICINE

 

 

HEKINT ENCORE: in case you missed it

 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: Hektoen International 

The black barbershop as a source of information
By Joyce Balls-Berry, Lea C. Dacy, & James Balls
Character, genius, and a missing person
By Carry Barron
First Black medical institution in the US
By Raymond H. Curry & VeeLa Senstacke Gonzales
Freedman’s Hospital
By Yanglu Chen
Racial health disparities in 19th Philadelphia
Meg Vigil-Fowle
African American medical pioneers
Mariel Tishma
“Mississipi Appendectomy” and other stories
Alida Rol
Early black physicians in Alabama
A.J. Wright

 

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UNION LEAGUE CLUB CHICAGO ART COLLECTION

Gertrude Abercrombrie: art and pancreatic affliction Death by dysentery? Artist Frank Russell Wadsworth in Madrid Robert Louis Stevenson and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

 

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ASPECTS OF ANTON CHEKHOV

Anton Chekhov and the Sakhalin Penal Colony
By Michael Bloor
The education of Doctor Chekhov
By Jack Colehan
Suffering and empathy in the stories of Anton Chekhov
By Peter McCann
Chekhov: Ward No. 6
By Stanley Gutiontov
The Grasshopper by Chekhov: folly and regrets
By George Dunea
Mikhael Bulgakov’s “The Steel Windpipe” in a Country Doctor’s Notebook
By Michael Bloor
Heartache and Complicated Grief
Laurie Elise Gordon
Placebo effect or care effect? Four examples from the literary world
Pekka Louhiala and Raimo Puustinen

 

HEKINT INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

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AMERICAN HEART PIONEERS 

Character, genius, and a missing person
By Carrie Barron
Paul Dudley White
By Philip R. Liebson
Samuel A. Levine
By Philip R. Liebson
James Bryan Herrick
By Philip R. Liebson
Helen Taussig: mother of pediatric cardiology
By Colin K.L. Phoon
Adrian Kantrowitz: the IABA and the LVAD
Philip R. Liebson
Austin Flint: eminent American physician
George Dunea
Dr. Robert E. Gross
Philip R. Liebson

 

PROMINENT SURGEONS

 

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EPIDEMICS: Hektoen International

 

The recent coronavirus outbreak inevitably brings to mind the Spanish flu, the deadly influenza pandemic of a century ago. Here we republish five articles about this devastating viral disease that spread to the four corners of the world, killing an estimated 50 million people, and leaving behind bitter memories and fears that someday history may repeat itself.

Emerging infections: a perpetual challenge
By David M Morens, Gregory K Folkers, & Anthony S Fauci
Bugs and people: when epidemics change history
By Salvatore Mangione
A flu that brought nations to a standstill
By Jennifer Summers
Katherine Anne Porter and the 1918 Influenza
By Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán

 

PHYSICIANS OF NOTE

 

WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Hektoen International

 

 

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THE MEDICI RULERS OF FLORENCE 

Under the rule of the Medici family, Florence became one of the wealthiest city-states in Europe and the locus of the rebirth in arts, literature, and science of the cultural European Renaissance of the fifteenth century.
Cosimo the Elder Lorenzo the Magnificent Piero de’ Medici (“The Gouty”) Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany

 

 

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TRAVEL AND MEDICINE

Doctor Moore in Italy
By Einar Perman
Of starlit huts and Sahelian sand
By Sara Buck
Travels with Genghis
By Robert R. Schenck
Doctor on expedition to the Antarctic
By Bryan Walpole
Stendhal syndrome, a hazard of tourism
George Dunea
The waiting room
Jessie Seiler
A column of volcanic sand
David Gullette
The wild heart of Panama
Rachel Kowalczyk

 

 

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ART AND MEDICINE IN FLORENCE

The Bonifacio Hospital: reforming psychiatric hospital care
By Panagiota Kitsantas
The Spedale of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence
By Donatella Lippi & Luigi Padaletti
Bronzino and the wages of sin
By Frank Gonzalez-Crussi
Ghirlandaio, humanism, and truth: the portrait of an elderly man and young boy
By Vincent P. de Luise
The Florentine Renaissance apothecary
By Susan Brunn Puett and J. David Puett
The death of Francesca Tornabuoni: examining childbirth
By Katrina Genius
Doctors and illness in Boccaccio’s Decameron
Maria Sgouridou
Piero di Cosimo
George Dunea